Double Daffodil (Narcissus 'Waldorf Astoria') in the Daffodils Database

Common names:
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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 4 - Double
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Pink
Description: see comments below
Bloom season: ML - Mid to Late Spring
Hybridizer: Brian S. Duncan
Year of registration: 1987
Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
Origin of name: art of Brian Duncan's “Hotel Series” of white and pink double daffodils. Named for the hotel in New York City, New York which is over a century old and considered one of the first 'grand hotels' in the world.
Seed parent: Pink Pageant
Pollen parent: sdlg 241 ('Passionale' x 'Polonaise')
Awards: Award of Merit
Links: DaffSeek - Daffodil Database
RHS - Daffodil Register

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
White
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Groundcover
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Gophers/Voles
Rabbit Resistant
Squirrels
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Bulbs
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Flies
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

Comments:
Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 2, 2013 9:16 AM

DaffSeek describes said cultivar thusly - 'Fl. 105 mm wide; perianth and other petaloid segments in three whorls successively slightly shorter, very broad, somewhat truncate, only very slightly mucronate, very deeply overlapping; the outer whorl reflexed, plane, with margins slightly incurled; the second whorl more nearly spreading, with margins incurved, sometimes loosely folded along midrib; the center whorl inflexed, with margins tightly infolded, sometimes twisted; corona segments half the length of the petaloid segments, opposite and interspersed among them, pink.' DaffSeek 11-1-13

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